A rabid bat was found at the intersection of NW 73rd and 8th Ave NW in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard on August 22nd. If you had any contact with a bat at this intersection on Tuesday or Wednesday, contact Public Health (206-296-4774) immediately for information on preventative treatment.


Rabies can be life-threatening, but is preventable if treated before symptoms appear. Read our media release for more details, and a Public Health Insider Q&A on bats and health.

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